1988 UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race

Men's Individual Road Race
1988 UCI Road World Championships
Rainbow jersey
Race details
Date 28 August, 1988
Winning time 7h 02' 11"
 Gold  Maurizio Fondriest (ITA) (Italy)
 Silver  Martial Gayant (FRA) (France)
 Bronze  Juan Fernández (ESP) (Spain)

The 1988 UCI Road World Championships - Men's Road Race took place on 28 August, 1988 in Ronse, Belgium.

There was a crash during the final sprint. The exact reason for the crash is debatable, but it involved Steve Bauer and Claude Criquielion. As Bauer approached the line in the lead, the second rider (Claude Criquielion) attempted to pass through on the right. Bauer protected the lead by boxing in Criquielion towards he barriers. Criquielion fell, and then slid into Bauer and slowed him down, allowing for Maurizio Fondriest to come around for the easy win, with Bauer second. Bauer was sued by Criquielion, winning damages of $1.5 million in the lawsuit.[1]


  1. "Former world champion Claude Criquielion suffers stroke". velonews. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
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